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8 Keys to Forgiveness

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While it may seem like a simple enough act, forgiveness is a difficult, delicate process which, if executed correctly, can be profoundly moving and a deep learning experience.


Whatever the scenario may be—whether you need to make peace with a certain situation, with a loved one or friend, or with a total stranger—the process of forgiveness is an art and a science, and this
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 28th 2015 by W. W. Norton Company (first published July 20th 2015)
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Serith Ayala
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of life lessons. One of the many things society struggles with today is forgiveness. The act of apologizing has been passed down from many generations. This book explains that forgiveness is more than something than just an apology. In fact, the author clarifies that the act of forgiveness is more of necessity for oneself than for the person who committed the act. The reason for this is that one will continue to carry the burden of the act and it will affect all of the fields i ...more
C.S. Areson
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Though I view forgiveness from a faith perspective, Enright looks at it from the practical and scientific. For me. it was how they lined up that I found facinating. From a position of non-faith, Enright gives the reasons and the pathway to living a better life by forgiving. As he points out, forgiving is about helping you not the other person.
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Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have learned some things from this book!
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Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you've ever wondered how forgiveness works or what to do with the emotional side of forgiveness this is the book you need to read. Not especially Christian but good in the psychological aspects. ...more
Fred
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A useful and helpful book covering the subject of forgiveness from a variety of angles: arguments in favor of it (and responses to arguments against it); strategies and tactics related to making forgiveness a part of one's daily life, and for applying it to the deeper hurts that one has suffered; forgiving oneself (and why he should do it); etc.

Contains a large number of exercises, thought experiments, journaling inspirations, and reminders all intended to be worked carefully and over as much ti
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F M
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Robert D. Enright8 Keys to Forgiveness will challenge you and maybe even change your life. The opening sentence to the book is: "Forgiveness can save your life." The author then goes on to show you how. The book's exercises to help you forgive are worth the effort. This is rehab for a broken heart. Very highly recommended. ...more
Carolyn
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opened a new world

Enright takes a new approach using his decades of research and numerous books, publications and appearances to teach the way of forgiveness. Each of his previous books have used his protocol from clinical, self help/practical, and philosophical perspectives. He again wrote from another perspective totally different and none the less amazingly helpful to the reader.
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Robert D. Enright, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of more than 80 publications and has been a leader in the scientific study of forgiveness and its effects since 1985. His work on the subject has appeared in Time, McCall’s, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Ti ...more

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